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Drought Cuts China Crops

September 01, 1986|From Reuters

PEKING — More than 4 million volunteers are carrying water and planting new crops to help farmers in China's drought-stricken southeast province of Jiangxi, the New China News Agency said Sunday. It said two months of rare dry spells have scorched 1.8 million acres of cropland, killing about half the province's late rice crop.

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